Professional Water Heater Replacement & Services
Although many homeowners give little thought to it on a daily basis, a well-functioning water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. Your water heater provides the necessary warm and hot water to take your morning shower, do a load of laundry, cook your dinner and run the dishwasher afterwards–and when your water heater stops working properly, your entire daily routine can be brought to a grinding halt.
Located in Salt Lake City, Beehive Plumbing offers expert water heater replacement and service throughout Utah. Our team of experienced plumbers is committed to providing Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas with superior hot water service and is pleased to provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
When Should I Replace My Water Heater?
Many Salt Lake City homeowners do not know how to tell if their water heater needs replacing. If any of the following is true of your current water heater, it is time to think about water heater replacement:
Choosing A New Water Heater
No matter why you’re replacing your water heater, you’ll want to ensure you choose a suitable replacement. Don’t worry, you’re not on your own! Beehive Plumbing has compiled this comprehensive guide so you can select the right water heater for you.
We advise that you follow these steps when shopping for a new water heater:
1. Identify the heater fuel source.
If you plan to change the source of your water heater, this is a bigger job than a straightforward replacement. However, different energy sources have their own advantages and disadvantages, so you may wish to investigate your options.
Electric water heaters use heating elements, and they’re generally less expensive than other types although you’ll have to balance that against increased electricity bills. There are many high-efficiency models available, thankfully. Electric water heaters differ in size: they range from 28 to over 100 gallons, so you’re bound to find a size that suits you.
Gas or propane water heaters are different because they use a burner to heat water, meaning they require air to circulate around it in order to function. This is important to consider as you cannot safely store combustible materials near it. Although this kind of heater is generally more expensive than its electric equivalents, it’s also usually more energy efficient. Again, this type ranges in size, so you should find the capacity you need.
Another option is a heat pump or a hybrid hot water heater. This uses energy from the air to increase water temperature. You might see models that have built-in water tanks, but this is also an add-on option for other tanks. It’s larger than a typical electric water heater, so space might be a consideration if you’re interested in this type. People who invest in this technology often do so because it’s more energy efficient so they can lower their bills.
2. Decide whether you want a tank or not.
Traditional water heaters, the most common kind, feature a storage tank where the water is both heated and stored. However, there’s also the option of a tankless water heater which uses coils in the unit to heat water that passes through it. This is a more efficient method because it isn’t keeping water hot unless that water is in use.
Both storage tank and tankless models can be used with natural gas, propane, and electric fuel sources. You should note that a tankless unit is limited in its flow rate, but they can usually generate up to 3.5 gallons of hot water a minute. This may not be sufficient if you regularly require hot water in more than two places at any one time.
4. Consider efficiency levels
If you’re keen to reduce your energy bills and make a positive difference to the environment, then look for high efficiency water heaters. Heaters use EF ratings to measure their energy efficiency, so look for high ratings if this is important to you.
Look at EnergyGuide labels for more details on how much it will cost to operate each water heater. Although you might notice that efficient models are more expensive, they have the advantage of saving you money on energy.
3. Figure out what capacity you need.
If you’ve opted for a tank heater, then you’ll need to make sure you buy one with sufficient capacity to meet the needs of your household. Capacity is usually measured in gallons. If you know how much hot water you use on average, you’ll be able to choose a corresponding water heater. It makes sense that larger households generally require larger tanks.
Capacity isn’t all that matters, though. You should also pay attention to each of your potential water heater’s recovery rates. This is a term that refers to the amount of water that it can heat in an hour while simultaneously refilling the tank. Unless you’re willing to wait for hot water, this information will be significant when making your choice.
5. Explore intuitive technology
There are many water heaters with interesting features on the market. For example, you might look for a water heater that intuitively adjusts the temperature of your water according to your habits. This can make your heater more efficient as its smart performance means that it only heats water when you’re likely to use it.
You might also consider a premium electronic gas valve, if you have a gas water heater. This has fewer parts than the conventional gas models, which has the advantage of improving temperature control and quicker hot water recovery.
Some electric water heaters now have Wi-Fi modules. No, this isn’t so you can email your water heater! Although it can send you alerts when you’re low on hot water. Instead, this feature allows you to remotely control your water heater.
If you’re on your way home, for example, and you’re planning to have a hot bath, you can ensure that sufficient hot water is available as soon as you’re scheduled to walk in the door. You can also turn the heater off remotely when hot water isn’t needed, saving you money on your energy bills.
Emergency Water Heater Replacement
If water heater issues have arisen suddenly and you now need an emergency water heater replacement, you’ll be happy to hear that Beehive Heating offers 24 hour services. This is the ideal solution when you’re experiencing issues such as serious water heater leakage that could lead to a burst water tank.
Rather than wait it out and hope that nothing happens overnight, you can call our team for immediate support. Our emergency water heater service has proven popular with customers in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah. It provides peace of mind to know that we can be contacted at any time to handle any urgent plumbing issue.
Financing Water Heater Replacement
You don’t need to compromise when it comes to water heater replacement, even if money is tight right now. You can enjoy our superior service. We understand that the need for water heater replacement can strike relatively suddenly. That means many of our customers haven’t financially planned for this replacement.
So what can they do? They can apply for financing with Beehive Plumbing, of course! We offer a range of flexible options that allow our customers to split the cost of their services. This means they don’t have to blow their budget on water heater replacement and they can start benefiting from the services straight away rather than having to save up.
Why Choose Beehive Plumbing for Water Heater Replacement?
In Salt Lake City and Utah more generally, Beehive Plumbing is an incredibly popular plumbing service. We’ve earned this status through many years of hard work providing excellent customer experiences. Customers love us because we always aim to get the job done right the first time, saving them time and worry.
Expect us to perform your water heater replacement with efficiency and accuracy. Our attention to detail will ensure that your new water heater is perfectly installed and ready to meet your household’s needs. Replacing your water heater doesn’t need to be stressful. When you have our team by your side, you’ll find that it’s surprisingly straightforward and affordable.
Replace Your Water Heater with Beehive Plumbing
At Beehive Plumbing, we combine the highest quality of service with equipment of the same caliber in order to meet our customers’ water heater replacement needs. Our team of experts can determine if your water heater should be replaced with a more efficient model and can help you choose the correct size of water heater for your home and its needs.
Once we have installed your new water heating system, Beehive Plumbing will continue to provide you with the necessary repair and maintenance services required to maximize the performance and longevity of your water heater over its 10 to 15-year life span.
The Beehive Plumbing team prides itself on its honesty, friendliness, knowledge and 24-hour-a-day availability, and we are committed to providing our residential and commercial customers with all the information needed to come to a confident decision.
We are happy to discuss how energy-efficient water heaters can make your home more comfortable while saving you money. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and estimate. We’ll be delighted to help you replace your water heater with a newer, better model.